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TESTERS WANTED: LED Moving Message Machine *animated*

by boblishman Posted 8th Oct 2005 at 3:20 PM - Updated 6th Jan 2018 at 2:59 PM by boblishman
83 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Hi Guys,
Would you test this for me please?

Made with Milkshape and SimPE v0.48c, it has it's own unique (registered) GUID, is compatable with ALL games and is colour enabled.

Polygon Count: 296 (= VERY low )

This is an LED moving message machine for your Community Lots. Designed with shops/Bars/Clubs in mind, it is also available in Residential for a funky Bedroom/Appartment accessory. I always wanted one of these, so I made one for my Sims to play with.

This object uses the animated texture technique pioneered by JWoods (, thanks!) and comes with TWO messages.....

....... and ...

(see below)

as well as six case colours. The default ones are 'Open 24HRS' in a Silver case.

This object can be recoloured to display any message you want (within the limitations of the texture file sizes. It currently uses 32 images (tiled) but could be increased to 128 images giving you a much longer message.

Please do not ask me to make other messages. Please ask one of our many talented recolour artists...I'm sure they would help you out. The animation cells take a LOT of time to make (more than it took me to make the mesh!!, so a quick 'Thank' You and a few stars would be really appreciated!), and I am busy working on new objects and don't have the time to make recolours.

There are already more recolours HERE

It can be found in Electronics/Small (the telephone icon) in the Residential Catalogue and Miscellaneaous/Electronic in the Community Catalogues. (see pic)

Please report any issues...and thanks for testing!!


LOTS: Please do not include this in any LOT uploads. It is here for testing.

Recolours: Please feel free to post recolours here at MTS2 or any site. Please pm me about recolours so I can see them. I love to see what people do with my stuff. Please Do NOT include my original mesh file...please link back to it at this thread. .

Lastly, please do not clone or use on pay/subscription sites. Thanks .


Thanks to Cazkiwi , who pointed out a quick way to make new messages (using the Banner Wizard in PaintShopPro), I have added a new message ....


as a seperate zip file. This is a recolour only so you will need the main file in order for it to work
Style: Contemporary Modern
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
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Size: 12.0 KB · Downloads: 14,669 · 9th Oct 2005
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Size: 77.5 KB · Downloads: 17,924 · 8th Oct 2005
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#76 Old 22nd Jan 2009 at 10:06 PM
This is just great! Thank you for taking the time to make it. I don't download a lot of electronic stuff, but this one is to fun to pass up.
Test Subject
#77 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 9:23 PM
boblishman this is a really awesome idea im defnatly downloding!!
*thanks 250000 times*
this is a suggestion u could make a message that says "no entry"
i just think that would b kool
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 27th Aug 2009 at 7:00 AM
can we pretty please use it on uploaded lots? it has gone through sufficient testing. it would make the perfect addition to a convenience store. please?
Test Subject
#79 Old 4th Jan 2010 at 12:17 PM
your awesome thanks alot im going to have so much fun with them for my shops and so much more the fun never stops lol
Field Researcher
#80 Old 24th Oct 2010 at 9:41 PM
this is one amazing thing! defintly use it alot!
#81 Old 10th May 2013 at 2:15 AM
Took a long time to find a font like that
Test Subject
#82 Old 18th Jul 2014 at 8:07 PM
Thank you ! :)
Mad Poster
#83 Old 18th Mar 2017 at 9:49 PM
Thank you
Field Researcher
#84 Old 7th Apr 2017 at 2:53 AM
This is the coolest! Thankyou!
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